Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Specialist Plant Fair at Borde Hill Garden, 13 September, 10am-3pm

An exciting line-up of leading UK plant nurseries will be at Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, for the Plant Fairs Roadshow on 13 September this year. 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show multi award-winning nurseries Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Graham Blunt's Plantbase, Phoenix Plants, Blackstem Plants and Beechbridge Plants will all also be offering a superb range of plants, alongside Southon Plants, Usual & Unusual Plants, Charleshurst Farm Nursery, Pineview Plants  Nursery, Pelham Plants, Miles Japanese Maples, Forget Me Not Plants and the Sussex Group of the Hardy Plant Society.  Copton Ash Nursery, an alpine specialist that offers a wide range of Mediterranean, umbellifer and woodland plants will also be exhibiting, and there will be a range of exciting garden sculptures from Five Two Designs. 

In addition, the Plant Fairs Roadshows very own Plant Doctor will be able to answer your plant questions and to help you find the right plant for the right place in your garden!

Borde Hill’s gardening team will be available during the event (with social distancing) to answer your questions. 

In late summer, there is still plenty of colour to be enjoyed at Borde Hill Garden, with Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’, Miscanthus sinensis and Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ looking particularly lovely in the late afternoon sun. The Midsummer Border, still colourful despite its name, is home to Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’, Verbena bonariensis, Gold Standard roses, Calamagrostis brachytrichaSedum ‘Marchants Best Red’, crocosmias as well as Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’, while white Japanese anemones take over in the White Garden.  Josephine’s Way is the place to see selections of carex, pennisetum and panicum looking their best, interplanted with gorgeous ‘Mystic Series’ dahlias.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy 40 sculptures being exhibited throughout the Garden until the end of September, and there are panoramic views over the lakes and 200 acres of rolling parkland to enjoy. 

The Plant Fairs Roadshow is open from 10am -3pm (www.plant-fairs.co.uk)

Entry to the Plant Fair: £8 per person (free to Friends of Borde Hill only) RHS, BBC Gardeners’ World and & HHA members pay full price. Due to Covid-19 restrictions tickets are limited and need to be pre-booked at: www.bordehill.co.uk/bookyourvisit/